Dobell Exhibition Grant

Gravity and Wonder installation

The inaugural 2016 Dobell Exhibition Grant supported Gravity [and Wonder] at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, September 2016. L to R: Richard Serra, Prop, 1968 and Amy Joy Watson, Floating Sequence, 2012.


Dobell Exhibition Grant (DEG) 

The Dobell Exhibition Grant, supported by the the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, offers $40,000 in funding to one regional NSW gallery per annum. The program aims to support high quality exhibitions that speak to a broad audience across NSW. To assist in expanding appreciation for the visual arts, these exhibitions should be supported by innovative public and education programs that creatively engage both artists and the community.

In addition to the support provided by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, M&G NSW will offer successful applicants the opportunity to develop a national tour of their funded exhibition.


Amount available: $40,000
Closing date:
CLOSED FOR 2017 - next closing date announced early 2018.


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Lee-Anne Hall, Director, Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest discusses how the Dobell Exhibition grant assisted in realising their exhibition, Gravity (and Wonder).


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The Dobell Exhibition Grant is supported by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW.


Sir William Dobell Art Foundation

Museums & Galleries of NSW helps museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres of NSW create exciting and inspiring experiences for visitors and strong, thriving local communities. We develop their skills, connect them with others in the industry, provide funding, point visitors their way, and give them access to ground-breaking exhibitions.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

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(M&G NSW) provides programs and services improving the visitor experience in small to medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres across NSW.

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